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st: RE: programming error with -generate-

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: programming error with -generate-
Date   Mon, 8 Mar 2010 22:34:30 +0100


Should be

gen y = 1.2*x + 6   


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Visintainer, Paul
Sent: Montag, 8. März 2010 22:32
To: ''
Subject: st: programming error with -generate-

I have a question which I hope merely reflects that I'm missing something
obvious or a syntax that I don't recognize.  I'm using version 10.1 MP on a
PC.  I've run this on three different PCs and get the same result.  Why
doesn't the generate command for "y" give an error?  The -generate- command
gives errors for y1, y2, and y3.  Also, I don't understand the output for
-tab- command for "y".  Is there some syntax that I'm not aware of?

What am I missing here?  

. clear
. set obs 10
obs was 0, now 10

. range x 1 10
. range t 1 10
. range w 1 10

. gen y = 1.2x + 6   <----- why isn't there an error here?

. gen y1 = 1.2t + 6
2t invalid name

. gen y2 = 1.2w + 6
2w invalid name

. gen y3 = 2x + 6
2x invalid name

. tab y

          y |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
         72 |         10      100.00      100.00
      Total |         10      100.00

Paul F. Visintainer, PhD
Baystate Medical Center
Division of Academic Affairs - 3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01199

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